Blog Archives

Special Event: “Chinese Food and Herbs: Available, Fresh, Healthy, Natural, and Sustainable”

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 12:45 p.m. “Chinese Food and Herbs: Available, Fresh, Healthy, Natural, and Sustainable” A lecture by Dr. Jacqueline M. Newman, with a food tasting to follow. This talk will explore the terms Available, Fresh, Healthy, Natural, and

Posted in Asian and Asian American Studies, Events, Library Outreach, Special Collections & University Archives

Voting behavior among Asian Americans

Professor Peg Christoff in the Department of Asian and Asian American Studies has an article on voting behavior of Asian Americans on the Asia Matters for America site of the East West Center.  The article is a brief analysis of

Posted in Asian American Studies, Asian and Asian American Studies

South Asian Women’s Creative Collective’s literary festival

November 30-December 1, 2012 in New York City. Storytelling and creative processes have undergone a revolution in the digital age. We dip in and out of different forms of media, borrow from each other every day, and create completely new

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Asian and Asian American Studies, Cultural Analysis & Theory, Literature, MFA Writing & Literature, South Asian Studies, Writing and Rhetoric

Ronald Takaki recognized for contribution to multicultural society

Ronald Takaki, author of many books on Asian American and American ethnic history, including Strangers From a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans,was a recipient of the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color Author Award.  The JCLC, which was

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Asian American Studies, Asian and Asian American Studies, Chinese Studies, History, Japanese Studies, Korean Studies, South Asian Studies

Mo Yan, Chinese Author, Wins Nobel Prize

The Swedish Academy announced on Oct. 11 that it had awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature to Mo Yan, a Chinese author.  Read more …. Melville Library holds many books by Mo Yan.   Please check on the library

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Asian and Asian American Studies, Chinese Studies, Literature

Lung Yingtai on Border Crossing: Writing, Politics and the Taiwan Strait

NEW YORK, August 22, 2012 — Author, public intellectual, and Taiwan Minister of Culture Lung Yingtai  (龍應台) shared her views on cross-strait bridge-building and how she navigates between writing and politics.  An event at Asia Society, NYC.    Watch the

Posted in Asian American Studies, Asian and Asian American Studies, Chinese Studies

Upcoming Event at Asia Society in NYC

Following a recent trip to Hawaii, Guam, Japan, Thailand, India, and South Korea, Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter will describe the contours of the United States’ strategic rebalance to Asia.   Dr. Carter will be joined in conversation with

Posted in Asian and Asian American Studies, China Studies, Chinese Studies, Japanese Studies, Korean Studies, Political Science, Sociology, South Asian Studies

North Koreans Meet Their First Lady, er, Comrade

Ri Sol-ju was identified as wife of  the young N. Korean leader, Kim Jong-un.   See the full article in The New York Times.

Posted in Asian and Asian American Studies, Chinese Studies, Japanese Studies, Korean Studies, Political Science

35th Annual Asian American International Film Festival in NYC

Asian CineVision (ACV) presents the Asian American International Film Festival, July 25-Aug. 5 in New York City.

Posted in Asian American Studies, Asian and Asian American Studies, Cultural Analysis & Theory, Film Studies, Uncategorized

Interview with Chinese legal activist

Chinese legal activist Chen Guangcheng speaks about grassroots activism and the pressure for change in China.

Posted in Asian American Studies, Asian and Asian American Studies, China Studies, Chinese Studies, Political Science